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English Language Learners (ELL)/Multi-Language Learners (MLL)

At PS 62 we have approximately 175 students across grades K-5 who receive ENL (English as a New Language) Services. We have a wonderful team of three teachers who provide this instruction in two settings – Stand-alone (pulling out to work in small groups) and Integrated (team teaching with the classroom teacher). The ENL team work very closely with the classroom teachers to incorporate the curriculum and the Units of Study to better support all ENL students.

The ENL team uses many different forms of technology to engage and help students grow cognitively. Ipads are used for coding activities such as; Kodable, Foos, Dash and Dot etc. Each teacher has a Maker Space so as to better help ENL students with skills such as; sequencing, problem solving, directional concepts, counting etc. Interactive lessons using Promethean and Smart exchange are used to support visual and kinesthetic learners. The ENL team also uses a program called Moby max. Mobymax enables students to become better problem solvers and critical thinkers by bridging learning from school to home.
Meet the ENL Team
Merwyn Viegas works with our kindergarten and 1st grade students.  He speaks several languages including Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi and is dual certified in general and special education as well as TESOL.  Merwyn uses a variety of strategies including a multi-sensory phonics program and lots of technology tools to meet the needs of his learners.  He meets regularly with parents and provides workshops so that they are well informed about their children's learning.  Merwyn also works closely with the Parent Coordinator to conduct English Classes for parents.


Malgorzata Rogos works with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade ENL students in her ENL classroom which is set up with all the supports her students need.  Mrs. Rogos is also bilingual and holds several teaching licenses: TESOL, Special Education And General Education. She also has a Music Education degree.  She uses a variety of strategies to motivate her students.


Stephanie Huerta works with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade ENL students.  She has been a part of the PS 62 school community for 13 years, with classroom teaching experience in grades K, 1, 3, and 4.  She is licensed in Childhood Education and TESOL.  Stephanie incorporates many hands-on group activities to promote listening and speaking with her students.  

Mrs. Rogos, Mr. Viegas, Mrs. Huerta (left to right)